A flower grown with tears a collection of poems by 17-year-old Noya Teijssen, written between December 2022 and February 2023, reads like a diary. This first publication, which is also the author’s debut, invites you on her daring journey of intimate thoughts around aspects of love, friends, family, school, past, the future and herself, which she described on the back cover as ‘one of many teenagers struggling with life.’
At first glance, the poems read as if she’s on a roller coaster ride of hardship or some sort of struggle she’s growing through, ‘one’ of many teenagers searching for the colors in life. But her struggle, expressed in a very bold and intimate way, leads her to the Last Step, one of the many interesting titles she gave to her poems.
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only I myself
can save me
Noya Teijssen, 26/01/2023